- Tonight’s loss dropped the Sabres to 12-5-3 at home this season.
- The Sabres are now 12-11-3 all-time in New Year’s Eve home games, including a 1-4-1 record against the Islanders.
- Buffalo went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight to improve to a league-best 33-for-36 (91.7%) in December.
- Vladimir Sobotka appeared in his 500th NHL game tonight.
- With tonight’s goal, Kyle Okposo now has points in three straight meetings with the Islanders (2+1).
- Tage Thompson tied his career high with his second career five-shot night (last: Jan. 9, 2018 vs. Florida).
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Sabres head coach Phil Housley
Sabres forward Kyle Okposo
Sabres forward Tage Thompson
Islanders head coach Barry Trotz
Islanders forward Brock Nelson
Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy
Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner